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SportClimber falls 200 feet to death on popular Colorado peak

02:05  12 july  2019
02:05  12 july  2019 Source:   ftw.usatoday.com

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The body of a climber who apparently fell 200 to 300 feet to his death was recovered from the north face of Colorado 's Capitol Peak Sunday Pitkin County Sheriff's Deputy Jess Steindler said Palmer had split off from his two friends while coming down from the mountain's 14,130- foot peak because

— A climber in the Capitol Peak area fell about 200 feet to his death Monday, the Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office said. Crews then performed a nighttime rescue of the stranded climber and assisted him by foot to Capitol Lake. Crews spent the night at Capitol Lake and resumed a recovery effort of

Climber falls 200 feet to death on popular Colorado peak© File Photo File Photo

A climber fell 200 feet to his death Wednesday evening while descending a steep section of Colorado's 14,163-foot South Maroon Peak.

An effort to retrieve the 61-year-old man's body continued late Thursday, according to the Aspen Daily News. Authorities had not yet released the man's hometown or identity.

North and South Maroon Peak. Photo: Wikipedia

Jesse Steindler, patrol captain with the Aspen-Pitkin County Sheriff's Office, said that members of Mountain Rescue Aspen had located the body, and that a helicopter was set to fly to the site.

The man had been climbing with three others and fell on the way down from the summit. The fall occurred at about 12,600 feet.

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More than a half-dozen people had been climbing near Oregon’s tallest peak when a climber fell about 1,000 feet . “At first he was just sliding and right before he disappeared

A 30-year-old man died while rock- climbing on Center Peak on the John Muir Trail in Kings Canyon National Park during severe monsoonal weather last Authorities said he died after a 200 - foot fall . ALSO, Man dies jumping from waterfall in Northern California. The body was recovered Friday and

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One of the climbers, who stayed behind and did not make the summit, hiked out Wednesday night to report the incident. He had been in touch with the other climbers via walkie-talkie.

The other two climbers hiked out Thursday morning.

The Aspen Times reports that this is the first fatality of the summer climbing season in the Aspen area.

South Maroon Peak, together with North Maroon Peak, comprise the Maroon Bells, located about 12 miles southwest of Aspen.

-Image showing North and South Maroon Peak is via Wikipedia

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